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Funding Opportunity : Interdisciplinary Networks (Staff Or Student-Led)

December 9, 2016

The White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (WRDTC) is promoting interdisciplinary activities for postgraduate research students and academic staff by offering a small amount of funding for students/staff to run activities/events etc to develop their own Networks.

These Student-led Networks and Staff-led Networks will focus on substantive themes (for example, gender, sustainability, big data etc) that are multi-disciplinary. Ideally these networks/groups will encourage participation from students and staff across a variety of DTC pathway/discipline areas and perhaps even wider to PGR students/staff in other areas of the Arts and Humanities and Science subjects.The funding can be used to cover the running of events (room bookings, presenters’ fees, promotion/advertising and catering), travel and subsistence to support the development of the Networks.

The original funding was to ‘set up’ your network and it is not expected that you would be applying for additional funding.  One of your aims is hopefully to find ways in which your network can be sustained beyond the first year.

To apply for funding complete the  WRDTC IDNF Application Form 2016_17 (Word, 64KB) and submit it toenquiries@wrdtc.ac.uk.

Key eligibility criteria:

Applicants must be based in a Social Sciences department at one of the three White Rose universities (Leeds, Sheffield, York) and have named support for promotion and organisation of the network from students or staff (based on whether the application is student or staff led) at each of the three White Rose universities.

The network must appeal to a number of disciplines and this must be clearly indicated on the application form.

Key information:

The expectation is that the activities/events will be available in the 2016/17 academic session. The Network should be open to all WRDTC Social Sciences doctoral students and staff.


This is an ongoing funding call and each application will be considered at the next available meeting of the WRDTC Academic Quality Committee.  The meetings normally take place monthly (not December or August).

More information:

If you need further details or have questions contact enquiries@wrdtc.ac.uk